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To compare the technical specifications and features of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 and Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD is a good way to find out which one of these motorcycles will better match your style and requirements. When trying to make your mind on the next motorcycle, your personal levels of comfort should be the leading criteria. After comparing one motorcycle versus another and so on, the circle of favourite models will be then eventually narrowed to several ones. Then the most appropriate judgement can be made when each of them is taken for a real ride.

Yamaha-Fazer FZ-1   vs   Harley Davidson-Dyna Super Glide FXD
Picture of Yamaha - Fazer FZ-1Picture of Yamaha - Fazer FZ-1
Yamaha manufacturer Harley Davidson
Fazer FZ-1 bike name Dyna Super Glide FXD
Sport touring mootorcycle type Custom bike
since 2006 year 2001-2002
206 / 65.5 / 112.5 cm overall size L/W/H(cm)243 / 98 / 142 cm
998 cc engine displacement (cc)1449 cc
Fuel Injection fuel supply method single Keihin carb
11.5:1 compression ratio 8.8:1
77x53.6 mm bore and stroke 95.3x101.6 mm
135mm (5.3 inches) ground clearance 135mm (5.3 inches)
3.7litres (3.9 quarts) engine oil capacity2.8litres (3 quarts)
20.0 litres (5.3 gallons) fuel tank capacity 18.6 litres (4.9 gallons)
246 km/h (153 mph) top speed176 km/h (109 mph)
150 hppeak horsepower 67 hp
106 nm (78.2 ft lbs)max torque 110 nm (81.1 ft lbs)
204 kg (450 lbs) dry weight290 kg (639 lbs)
220 kg (485 lbs) curb weight (wet weight) 312 kg (688 lbs)
telescopic forks with 130mm travel front suspension 49mm fork, 127mm wheel travel
link type swingarm with 130mm travel rear suspension coil-over shock, 101mm wheel travel
120/70-ZR17 front tyre size 110/90-19
190/50-ZR17 rear tyre size MT90 B16
6-speed transmission type 5-speed
Electric ignition / starting Electric
Two discs x 320mm front brakes single 292mm disc with 4-piston caliper
One disc x 245mmrear brakes one disc, 292mm diameter and 4-piston calipergle
Chain drivefinal drive typeBelt drive
Liquid coolingcooling typeAir cooling
6.25 l/100km (37.6 mpg)fuel economy (consumption)6.70 l/100km (35.1 mpg)
technical specifications of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1see data separatelytechnical specifications of Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD

The bigger engine size of Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD in comparison to Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 doesn't mean that it is more powerful or better performing bike. The bigger compression ratio of 11.5:1 belongs to the first bike. It represents the relation between the biggest and the smallest volume in the combustion chamber while the piston is performing its stroke movement. If we have two motorcycles with the same engine displacement but one of them has a bigger compression ratio it will has lesser fuel consumption.
Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 has a better fuel economy (37.6 mpg) compared to Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD which fuel economy is a 35.1 mpg. There are two ways of showing the fuel economy of a motorcycle - describing how many miles it can travel with a single gallon of fuel (mpg) or how many litters of fuel it is burning on a 100 kilometer trip (l\100km).
tire sizes The producer of each bike specifies the sizes of its front and rear tyre. Your type of riding is also to be taken into account here. Tires have a code of numbers and letters printed on their sides and these are important to be understood properly when looking for matching tires. The width of the tire measured in millimeters is shown first. The second number show the aspect ratio. How many inches is the diameter of the rim - that is what the tird number reveals. A good way to save some time and money is to purchase your motorcycle tires online at competitive price.
Both motorcycles have the same ground clearance of 135mm. Usually given in millimeters in the technical data sheets, the ground clearance refers to the space between ground level and underside of a motorcycle’s chassis and sometimes is called ride height. That, in other words, is the smallest distance between any mechanical body part of the motorcycle and the surface of the road.
Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 appears to be faster than Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD with top speed of 246km/h against 176km/h for the other bike. However sources may vary as to whether these top speed parameters are precise or only approximate.
As shown in these motorcycles technical specifications they both use different type of final drive.
chain driven motorcycle The Yamaha Fazer FZ-1is driven by a chain. One of the most economical way to drive horsepower from the engine to the rear wheel of the motorcycle is achieved with the chain drive and therefore it is still the most used among the three options by bike manufacturers. However all chains require keeping an eye on them and proper lubrication when they get dry and cleaning when they get dirty.The Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD is driven by a belt.
Compression ratio 11.5:1 means that the volume of gas in the cylinder when the piston is at the bottom of its stroke refers to the volume of gas when the piston is at the top of its stroke as 11.5:1. The value of the compression ratio of Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD is 8.8:1 based on the information in its technical data and for Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 the ratio is 11.5:1. To avoid engine knocking when compression ratio is high those motorcycles might be recommended to use premium fuel only. Higher compression ratio means bigger pressure of the fuel/air mix in the combustion chamber and better efficiency achieved of its ignition.
Engine oil is among the most important aspects of an engines health. Mineral and part-synthetic engine oils are cheaper when it comes to price in comparison with the most technically advanced synthetic motor oils. The engine oil is to be changed on every 3700 miles (or 6000 kilometers) as a general rule. More kilometers between two oil changes is accepted when synthetic oil is used. Depending on the oil filter it needs to be replaced on each or every two oil changes. The oil capacity of Yamaha Fazer FZ-1 is 3.7 litres and the engine oil of Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide FXD is 2.8 litres as per their technical specs. The oil capacity information is only to get an idea of how much oil roughly will be needed on oilchange. The best way to pour the exact quantity of oil is to observe the dipstick or the level sight window.

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